The Latest on the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of the year (all times local):
Roger Federer and 19-year-old American Frances Tiafoe are heading to a fifth set at the U.S. Open.
Tiafoe took the fourth set 6-1 to push the first-round match to the distance.
Tiafoe grabbed the opening set 6-4, before Federer took the next two 6-2, 6-1.
Roger Federer has won eight of nine games to take control of his first-round U.S. Open match against 19-year-old American Frances Tiafoe.
After dropping the opening set 6-4, Federer has taken the next two 6-2, 6-1.
Roger Federer has righted himself and evened his first-round U.S. Open match against 19-year-old American Frances Tiafoe at a set apiece.
Federer took the second set 6-2. Tiafoe grabbed the first 6-4.
Roger Federer has a deficit to deal with at the U.S. Open after surprisingly dropping the first set of his match against American teenager Frances Tiafoe by a 6-4 score.
The No. 3-seeded Federer started the first-round match poorly. He got broken in the opening game and made 18 unforced errors in the first set, which lasted 36 minutes.
Tiafoe is a 19-year-old who is from Maryland and now is based in Florida. He is ranked 70th and has never been past the second round at a Grand Slam tournament. Federer, 36, owns a record 19 major championships, including five at the U.S. Open.
Madison Keys moved into the U.S. Open’s second round by beating Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 7-6 (6) under the roof in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The 15th-seeded Keys, who was born in Illinois and is based in Florida, had a bit of trouble closing things out against the 39th-ranked Mertens.
First, Keys was broken while serving for the match at 6-5 in the second set. In the ensuing tiebreaker, the American trailed 6-5, meaning Mertens was one point from forcing a third set. But Keys delivered a big forehand that forced a…